Inspired by the friendship of Thom's mother Joanne & Mary Witsiepe pictured here. Mary & Thom claimed their favorite flower to be a shamrock. Mary was very proud to be a guest of honor whenever a McNamee was hosting.
*Thom & Mary - Rosie O'Hare's 2009
Shamrocks are made with love and recycled materials. The community has begun to join together making Shamrocks for Charity! This community action project has grown year after year. We are hoping 2024 bring more fun and excitement over the Annual Shamrock for Charity collection competition.
There is a traveling trophy and a lot of fun collecting Shamrocks for Charity collector buttons from various businesses and bars across town.
You can join in too. Send an email to email@example.com
Rosie O'Hare's collected an INCREDIBLE $2950 for the McNamee Family Foundation Shamrock's for Charity Project!
Congratulation's to Rosie's that win this coveted award.
Jamie and her team of Shamrock sales experts inspired their guests to give $5.00, sign a shamrock, buy a goodie bag suspenders and buttons throughout the weeks before, during and after the Parade! They displayed Shamrocks everywhere and inspired everyone to participate.
2023 is a great year to be ROSIE O'HARE'S!
Jamie and the team at Rosie's also won the BEST CORNED BEEF FOR 2023!
We are so grateful to all the businesses and patrons that signed Shamrocks for Charity!
Carol's Corner - 2021 Winner -
collected so much money AGAIN!
Once again, Carol's team and the customers were INCREDIBLE!
Most artistic display !
Thank you to the McFeggan family that travels around from business to business buying the Shamrocks for Charity Limited-Edition Buttons!
Their support helped us sell hundreds of buttons!
2023 Shamrocks for Charity collection has been incredible!
Since this video was created, the collection has doubled.
Since 2018 the Shamrocks for Charity project has collected more than $27.000!
Local establishments sell and display handcrafted postcard signed shamrocks for $5. Year after year our Shamrocks have been recycled and reused.
In 2022 we expanded and sold customized commemorative buttons and suspenders to help raise over $7000. In fact, we are very proud to say every penny collected for the Shamrock’s sale leading up to the Parade has raised more money year after year!
We hope to continue that tradition in 2023 and are happy to involve more businesses to help us.
If you have any questions or suggestions – we want to hear them!
Contact Marykay firstname.lastname@example.org
The traveling Shamrock will be at River Lee's for the next year. River Lee's in East Dundee collected $1300.00. River Lee's staff worked to have the Shamrock trophy live there for a year.
And thank you to the community.
Businesses and bars collected an astounding $7000.00 in 2022 for Charity.
A $50 prize to the person that collects the most buttons!
A big congratulations and giant thank you to Carol’s Corner!
Another year passed without our annual Parade. This did not deter the bars and restaurants in East Dundee participating in the Shamrocks for Charity.
Bars across town were once again decorated with Shamrocks with patron’s name on them. Fashionable Shamrock for Charity buttons were sold. Many generous folks proudly wore them throughout the season. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our community as we collected $2100.00!
Carol’s Corner sold hundreds of buttons and Shamrocks!
Shamrocks with customers signatures were plastered on their walls! They collected just under ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
2021 Other Rock Stars and Partners in our Mission
Other establishments that participated were, Diamond Jim’s, Rosie O’Hare’s, Black & Grey, River Street Tavern and Cubby Bullfrog.
Diamond Jim's sold an astounding $785.00 worth of Shamrocks to take the trophy for most money raised during the weeks leading up to our cancelled 2020 Parade. We are so grateful! This money was given to local food pantries as the need for help was never greater. Thank you Diamond Jim's!
Chubby Bullfrog Bar & Grill!
Chubby's sold $2200 worth of Shamrock's and holds the top spot for money collecting.
Our Dundee community supported the idea to advertise St. Patrick's Day greetings on postcards for $5.00. We now have a friendly community competition, and the results are thousands of dollars donated for food pantries and the McNamee Foundation charities. The establishment that raises the most funds gets the Shamrock Trophy for a year.